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Health Websites

Alcohol and Drug information

  • Outside - Changing the culture of college drinking
  • Outside - SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) / National clearinghouse for alcohol and drug information
  • Outside - Facts On Tap: Comprehensive alcohol and other drug education, prevention and intervention site for college students
  • Outside - National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

College Health

Eating Disorders

Emergency Contraception

  • Outside - Reproductive Health Technologies Project, 2001
  • Outside - Information about emergency contraception or the “morning after pill” from the Office of Population Research and the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals

Gay and Lesbian Health

General Health Web Sites

  • Outside - Go Ask Alice! Is Columbia University's question and answer internet site; let's you ask any question about health and sexuality anonymously; a fantastic college student's resource for ten years!
  • Outside -Healthfinder:Contains reliable A to Z health information provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Outside - Up-to-date and useful information about various diseases and conditions; provides some self-help advice
  • Outside Link - A gold mine of up-to-date, quality health care information from the world’s largest medical library, the National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health<
  • - WebMD Health: covers more than 4,000 topics and translates clinical information into common language
  • - One-stop directory of links to groups like the American Cancer Society and the American Heart Association
  • Outside - National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute:Examines topics such as high blood pressure, cholesterol, obesity and heart attack; includes resources for Spanish speaking individuals
  • - National Library of Medicine, part of the government's National Institutes of Health; home to health sites such as MedlinePlus, a patient-friendly location for looking up drugs and medical conditions (see above). Check out MEDLINE/PubMed to research citations and summaries of articles in medical journals
  • - Information on medical tests, medications and general health topics
  • - Harvard Center for Cancer Prevention, at the Harvard School of Public Health; readers can fill out online questionnaires for a quick assessment of their risk for diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis, stroke and various cancers

Lyme Disease


Mental Health

Men’s Health

Minority Health

Nutrition and Fitness

  • Outside - This site contains information about cutting calories and fat in order to achieve and maintain a healthy weight; provides calorie counter and activity calculator
  • Outside - Comprehensive access to most federal government information about nutrition, food safety and healthy eating
  • Outside - A non-profit organization founded by C. Everett Koop to promote healthy weight and increased physical activity
  • Outside - An interactive website developed by the US Department of Health and Human Services to encourage people to make small activity and dietary changes


  • Outside - Express Scripts, a major pharmacy-benefits manager; users can check for potential interactions between drugs, foods and alcohol; side effects are listed as well as generic equivalents and a picture of the pill

Sexual Assault / Dating Violence

  • Outside - The Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network, a non-profit organization based in Washington,D.C. operates the only national toll-free hotline for victims of sexual assault (1-800-656-HOPE)
  • Outside - Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence (dating violence)

Sexually transmitted diseases

  • Outside Link - American Social Health Association; excellent resource for information regarding sexually transmitted diseases

Victims of Crime Helpline: 1-800-494-8100 Toll-free 24 hours per day

Sexual Health / Sexually Transmitted Diseases

  • Outside Link - Advocates for Youth is dedicated to creating programs and advocating for policies that help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health
  • Outside - American Social Health Association; excellent resource for information regarding sexually transmitted diseases

Skin Problems

Smoking Cessation

Tatooing and Body Piercing

Travel Information from the CDC

Women’s Health

Page last updated: Jun. 6, 2011